Monday, November 28, 2011

Practicing Gratitude... 11.28.11

- Creative Mama




- Cooking in Mama's kitchen, with people who can really cook


- Uncle Alan's turkey


- Bran and Hud's "man cave" in the suburban


- That the piano never sat silent



- Our Christmas gift from Benjamins


 

- These awesome yellow things... transformed ice skating with little ones


- Bran getting to help Uncle Alan with this thing - a just-minutes-ago decapitated elk
- Lots of little mouths to feed
 

- Powerful prayers from a friend

- Painted teapots, needle felting, picture collages, mancala, boys camping in a blizzard


- Corrina! What a gem. Photos from Uganda, India, slum children, goodness...

- Hunting for pine cones - and bringing home three bags of bounty

- That my eldest becomes a BOY in the mountains
 

- Foster's influence evident with Hudson asking for a Thermarest for Christmas


- A super thoughtful birthday gift
 
 

- One night of sleeping in the loft with both our girls, sweet.

- Essie and Rowan BFFs - a new (fantastic) development

- Nickmo saving the day, at home watching Cross & Ruby (no small task)

- Corbin meeting little Pate for the first time
 

- Corbin driving eleven hours

- Taking the time on road trips (with my husband driving) to organize pictures on my laptop

- Alan and Vicky's easy, generous hospitality, and how much the Wilson kids love being with the Keister crew


- The boys' admission of their favorite holiday tradition - spending time with relatives - something I don't have to "do!"
Missing four from Seattle...
- A week's break from thinking about our home and all the goings-on there
 

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...   1 Chronicles 16:11-12


2 comments:

Krista Sanders said...

Too many favorites here!! The nap! Classic. Ok, Nettie could be Julia’s sister in a couple of these pics and BY CHANCE, do I recognize Rowan’s little corduroy coat?? These are all great! Love seeing these snippets of Jamie’s home.

Sarah said...

Fun to see all these pictures. so many things to be thankful for :)